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Glossary for Urea cycle defects

Medical terms related to Urea cycle defects or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abnormal blood test symptoms: Abnormal results from diagnostic blood tests.
  • Arginase deficiency: A very rare urea cycle disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme (arginase) needed to convert ammonia to the urea which can then be removed in the urine. The condition leads to excess build-up of ammonia in the body which is toxic to the nervous system.
  • Argininosuccinic aciduria: A rare inherited disorder of the urea cycle characterized by the lack of an enzyme (argininosuccinate lyase) which is needed to remove nitrogen from the body so a lack of the enzyme leads to a build-up of ammonia in the blood.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • N-acetyl glutamate synthetase deficiency: A rare inherited urea cycle disorder where a lack of a certain enzyme (N-acetyl glutamate synthetase) results in accumulation of ammonia in the blood as it can't be broken down and removed through the urine.
  • Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency: A rare metabolic disorder where a deficiency of the enzyme ornithine transcarbamylase means that nitrogen isn't removed from the body and builds up in the blood in the form of ammonia.
  • Urea Cycle Disorders: Any disorder that affects the urea cycle.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Urea cycle defects:

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